Friday, September 30, 2011

Ain't Love Grand

This weekend I am part of a team throwing a SURPRISE 25th Anniversary Party!
I needed a card that would go together quickly.  The stamp set Ain't Love Grand
had this adorable wedding image.  Who said it can't be used for an anniversary card?
I will share the Candy Bar Cake Pictures next week. 

Stamp Set:  Ain't Love Grand
Ink:  Basic Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black
And More:  Elegant Lines Impression Folder, Rhinestone Jewels
Technique Tip: Our Rhinestones and Pearls are self-sticking, less mess!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Get Well Card KKC02

This card is for a friend under the weather.  There's nothing like a warm cup of tea with honey to help you through a day of sniffles, that's a La Dee Dah moment. I am glad that Carrie Gaskin had as sketch challenge this week to help me design this card. This week's KA-POW  KKC02 challenge was of the following design.

Stamp Sets:  Take a Sip, Word Play
Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin' Write Markers- Early Espresso,
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
And More:  Soft Suede Striped Ribbon, Large Tag Punch,
Small Tag Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Circle Punch,
Neutral Brads, Hemp Twine
Technique Tip:  The Stampin' Around Wheel- Take a Sip was transformed into a
stamp by cutting it at the seam, and mounting it on Clear Mount Cling Foam. 
It was used to stamp the background and then colored in
with Stampin' Write Markers. You can convert
any wood mount stamp to go on our clear blocks.


I love the change of seasons- except for allergies! 
 Fall is too short around here, but spectacular in colors.
My Sunflower card is a transition card from summer to fall.
This beautiful Sunflower background stamp is the Star of this simple card.
I stamped it once on the card, and on again on a quarter sheet of card stock and
cut out after coloring in the petals. It's been colored in using the
Stampin' Up! Markers So Saffron.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Long Legged Giraffe

Last March I made a Giraffe Card (below)  based off of another Demonstrator's idea.  Her name is Kellie Paxton.  As a Demonstrator, we share each other's ideas and post them on Stampin' Connection- which is for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  Kellie gets credit for the origianal idea, and then I added a La Dee Dah touch.  Last week, I decided to make the Long Legged Giraffe, and add it to the Long Legged Collection.  Wouldn't these be great to share at a kid's class, a baby shower, a place setting for dinner.......  endless.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Cover of Designer Fabric Squares

Inside of Designer Fabric Share

If you would like to have 27 Scallop Squares ( approx. 4.5" x 4.5") of  the Designer Fabrics in the 2011/12 IB&C (21 squares), and 2011/12 Holiday Mini (6 squares), please email me at Haffke@cox.net  with your name, address, email address, & phone number. I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Each share is $12, it includes postage.

US shipping only.

Designer Fabric Share includes:
4.5" x 4.5" Scallop Square of the following Designer Fabrics;
3 squares-  Spice Cake Holiday Mini 2011/12 page 18
3 squares-  Holly Berry Bouquet Holiday Mini 2011/12 page 22
3 squares-  Flirtatious  IB&C 2011/12 page 196
3 squares-  Timeless Portrait IB&C 2011/12 page 196
3 squares-  Beau Chateau IB&C 2011/12 page 196
3 squares-  Deck the Halls IB&C 2011/12  page 196
3 squares-  Candy Cane Christmas IB&C 2011/12 page 196
3 squares-  Springtime Vintage IB&C 2011/12 page 196
3 squares-  Sweet Stitches IB&C 2011/12 page 196

I put my fabric in a book to share with my customers & classes.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Homegrown Card

After all the whimsical projects, I thought I better show a "Grown-up"
sample.  Homegrown is a beautiful set and very versitile. 
I love this time of year, gorgeous fall colors and fresh garden produce. 
Here it is shown as a vintage card. 

Stamp Set:  Homegrown
Card Stock:  Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake,
Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler,
Soft Suede
And More:  Brads, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponges, Cutter Kit

Technique Tip:  The Radish was made using Stampin' Write Markers, coloring
directly on the rubber stamp.  To remoisten the ink before stamping,
Haa-Haa the stamp (like you are cleaning your glasses off). 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scarecrow & Lil' Crow

Scarecrow & Lil' Crow

How many Cello Bag Leg Characters can one person make? 
Unlimited in this La Dee Dah World! 

Head- Crumb Cake 3" Circle
Hat: Soft Suede- Oval Die  & 1"x 4" Brim
Lattice Embossing Folder
Flower: Boho Blossom
Body: Not Quite Navy- Top Note Die
Shirt: DSP Mocha Morning- Top Note Die
Arms- 1 1/4" x 3" each
Shoes- Soft Suede- Ovals
Eyes: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gel Pen
Straw: So Saffron, Crimper
Nose: Pumpkin Pie- Pennant Punch
Mouth:  Ovals
Legs: Cello Bag 1" x 8" & Gumballs
Crow: Basic Black- Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval Wings, Sm Heart,
Circles for eyes, Gel Pen, Daffodil Delight

Technique Tip: The Straw is made out of So Saffron card stock 4" x 4",
 ran through the Paper Crimper, cut in half ( 2" x 4") and then small
snips about 1" long and 1/16" wide then crumpled.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Here's the BUZZZZZZZZ! Bumble Bee Card

Card Front

Inside Card

Stamp Set:  Every Little Bit & Sweetly Said
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Peach Parfait, So Saffron,
Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
DSP- Just Add Cake
Ink:  Basic Black, Poppy Parade
And More:  Clear Window Sheets, XL Bird Punch,
Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch,
Bojo Blossom Punch, Linen Thread, Itty Bitty Buttons
Circle Die- Big Shot

Technique Tip: Bees flying on the inside of the card.
 Die Cut a 3" Circle out of the Window Sheet with the Big Shot.  Cut a spiral in the circle.
Add a piece of Sticky Strip or Mini Glue Dots- put in center of circle, stick to inside bottom of the card.
Place another piece of Sticky Strip of Mini Glue Dot on the start of the spiral of the circle
and close the card to stick it to the inside top of the card.  Open your card and add your Bees.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September Card Class

Best of Everything

French Foliage

Turtle & Co.

Along with the Toucan 3D project ,
these were the 3 cards from September's Card Class. 
 I have 2 classes (1:00 & 7:00), on one Friday each month. 

Technique Tip:  the Turtle spins around by punching a hole in the card stock
 (smaller than the penny, but larger than a dimensional)
Put a penny on the backside of the hole.
 Place a Stampin' Dimensional on top of the penny, and
then another penny on top of the Stampin' Dimensional. 
Adhere the Turtle on the penny with a piece of sticky tape.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Telescoping Circle Card

Telescoping Circle Card
This card was made using the Telescoping Circle Technique.  Miss Ellie, the elephant, is made with various dies and punches.  Many of them were cut out with my Big Shot. Her ears are made out of the Butterfly die.  I used Concord Crush, Whisper White and Basic Black.  The Designer Paper is Concord Crush In Color Patterns. 

Isn't it a nice surprise to see how it looks open? 
Each section is held together with a brad. 

Below is Miss Ellie in a quilted fabric square.

It's another La Dee Dah Day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

KA-POW Creative Challenge

Today's La Dee Dah Moment comes from Carrie Gaskin's Artistic Advenger's Creative Challenge.  The Colors in the Challenge are:  Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, Old Olive and Isand Indigo.  I used the following Ingredients to complete the card:
Stamp Set:  Dinoroar
Ink:  Old Olive & Poppy Parade
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Island Indigo, DSP- Island Indigo In Color Pattern Paper
And More:  Ribbons, Sweet Buttons Embosslits, Timeless Type Alphabet Sizzlets, Square Punches
Technique Tip:  Using various ribbons add so much "pop" and dimension to a card.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to enter her challenge.........................


Faith in Nature

Today's Vintage Card is made with the Hostess Set- Faith in Nature and the background set- En Francais.  I think it's a versitile card to say "I'm thinking of you", "Thank you", "Get Well".  Leaving a greeting off until you need the card, will supply you with a card for anytime you need one.  I made several to have on hand for those occaisions.  I mailed 2 out yesterday to dear friends/ family.  
Stamp Sets:  Faith in Nature, En Francais
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, DSP- Pear Pizzazz In Color Pattern
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Always Artichoke
And More:  Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponges
Technique Tip:  Ink up your background stamp.  Spritz water on a folded paper towel.  Remove some of the ink randomly off the background stamp.  Stamp on paper.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's a La Dee Dah Day!

This morning, while chatting with a few demonstrators, the topic of blogs came up.  I don't know if it was a literal challenge, but it is indeed a challenge for me. BLOGGING!  I am a Stampin' Up! Independant Demonstrator and have a business web site, but don't post there often. I thought I would give it a try. 

Last week at my monthly card class, we made a 3D project using the new Cello Bags from the current Mini Catalog.  I made a video to share yesterday and my La Dee Dah Moment was the excitement from other SU! Demonstrators who enjoyed the tutorial.  So I will share it here.

Here are the 3 Samples

I hope you have a La Dee Dah Moment today!


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